Wednesday, April 14, 2010

… et Voilà, ma veste Chanel!

Assembled jacket before Chanel finishing touches.

This is as far as I got last year before the heat wave hit Sydney and it was way too hot to be sewing wool. However, I have never considered this project a UFO. It has stayed out on my dress form and I have played with different trims, finally deciding on the dark purple from E.M. Greenfield (hand washed in warm water with mild soap to pre-shrink before stitching in place).

The final embellishments also included:
  • Making the pockets
  • Attaching a couple of small hooks for closure at front
  • Stitching the chain weight to the hem

Chain stitched in place along hem edge.

Chanel jacket showing trim and pockets at front.

Back view of Chanel jacket showing fit & shaping.

This was such a fun project. Thank you Cindy and Antoinette for setting up the sew-along and to everyone else for the inspiration and camaraderie. Now I'm looking forward to the cooler weather!


  1. very nice - what a great job you did and the colour looks perfect on you. Hope you get lots of wear out of it and that autumn is shaping up suitably coolly to enable you to start wearing it out (and keeping it on) now!

  2. Love this one. Great colours.

  3. How beautiful. One of the nicest I've seen! Which pattern is this?

  4. Thanks for all the lovely comments. Pattern used was Vogue 7975. Here is a link to my earlier post:

  5. Gorgeous jacket and I love the trim. Are those your jeans as well? Hope to start mine at the end of May.

  6. So beautiful!! The purple trim is absolutely perfect. Nice work!

  7. You did a great job
    I love the purple lining and the trim

  8. Hello that such I leave my website couture and recently opened my blog for you to visit Corsets:

    Greetings and thanks!